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Old 11-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
Steve Huff
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 7,248

Similar to what Irvin said, but not quite: USRSA measured strings for elasticity and tension maintenance between different gauges, and guess what--it depends on the string. As Irvin pointed out, some thinner strings reach their max elasticity (molecules become linear), and therefore are stiffer. Other strings are made so that under normal tension, even up to 70lbs, the strings rarely reach their max elasticity, so the thicker is stiffer. Each was measured in approx 50% of the strings. This study was done prior to the new breed of polys out now, so who knows about them--not me.
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